HAMMOND | Defrocked First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap is acting as his own attorney for the time being as he attempts to get his sentence for having sex with a minor overturned.
The daughter of a Hammond megachurch's founder has issued a public apology for keeping silent about "the many nefarious actions" of her father and other church leaders.
HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for his sexual relationship with a 17-year-old parish girl.
Family members of former First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap, including his wife, Cindy, second from right, arrive Wednesday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Hammond for his sentencing.
HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap wrote a teenage girl Christ wanted them to become “eternal lovers,” according to a court document filed this week. Schaap is set to be sentenced Wednesday for his relationship with the 17-year-old girl.
HAMMOND | Letters in support of former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap continue to arrive at the desk of U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano, who will sentence Schaap on March 20 for having sex with a 16-year-old church member.
HAMMOND | The sentencing of former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap has been rescheduled to March 20, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.
HAMMOND | First Baptist Church members on Sunday night voted in a new pastor to lead their congregation, according to the church's website.
HAMMOND | A federal judge agreed Tuesday to delay sentencing former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap over the objection of his attorney, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | The sentencing for disgraced former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap should proceed as scheduled later this month despite requested delays by federal prosecutors, Schaap's defense attorney argues.
It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.
18-page memorandum ex-Pastor Jack Schaap filed in federal court in Hammond in anticipation of his Jan. 15 sentencing.
HAMMOND | Former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap cited a litany of mitigating factors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond in advance of his Jan. 15 sentencing on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Former Pastor Jack Schaap, second from right, his wife, his attorney and members of his family arrive Sept. 19 at U.S. District Court in Hammond for his initial hearing. Schaap signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday admitting to the charge of transporting a minor across state lines…
HAMMOND | The alleged sexual indiscretions of religious leaders associated with the First Baptist Church of Hammond didn't begin with the former head pastor's recent admission to having sex with a 16-year-old church girl.
HAMMOND | With an orange jail jumpsuit and leg shackles replacing the suit and tie he wore to a previous hearing, disgraced Pastor Jack Schaap admitted Wednesday to having three sexual encounters with a parish girl beginning when she was 16.
HAMMOND | The First Baptist Church of Hammond and its former minister Jack Schaap both seek closure to the sex scandal that has caused so much grief for believers.
HAMMOND | An Apple iPad, iPhone, digital camera and digital voice recorder belonging to a disgraced former Baptist pastor are among the evidence showing he had a sexual relationship with a minor, according to court documents made public Wednesday.
Former Pastor Jack Schaap, second from right, his wife, his attorney and members of his family arrive Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Hammond for his initial hearing. Schaap signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday admitting to the charge of transporting a minor across state line…
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